This year, Apple announced a new lineup of iPhones, the iPhone 14 series, and sales began in Japan on September 16th. Continuing from last year’s iPhone 13 series, four models with different screen sizes and camera specifications were lined up again this year, but the differences in specifications and content of each model are different from usual.
While users are concerned about the latest iPhone 14 series due to the simultaneous sale of older models and the expansion of the second-hand market, they are worried about which model to buy, including other options, and when to replace it. It’s becoming a situation. Regarding the iPhone 14 series, detailed information has already been reported in the bulletin article at the time of the announcement, as well as Masahiko Shirane’s series “iPhone Kakekomi Temple”. Send us your impressions.
The iPhone continues to hold nearly half of the market share, but…
The domestic mobile phone market has changed dramatically in the last few years. Since March 2020, each company will use the 5G services that have started to be provided one by one, so the number of replacements with 5G compatible terminals is increasing rapidly. As a result, the purchase price of terminals soared, and the best-selling models shifted from high-end models to affordable mid-range models.
Some point out that this is because, with the exception of some models, such as models with folding designs, the functional evolution of smartphones is somewhat stagnant. At the same time, there is a tendency for users to continue using the same terminal for a longer period of time, and interest in second-hand terminals is gradually increasing due to the impact of soaring terminal prices. As in the past, it seems that more and more users are not jumping right into the announcement of the latest model, but are checking the information for the time being and carefully considering it.